Sunday, November 7, 2010

100 Years of Surf Life Saving - New Zealand

New Zealand Post is celebrating the vital role that Surf Life Saving plays with the release of the ‘100 years of Surf Life Saving’ stamp issue. The issue depicts the heroic volunteers in action - patrolling beaches and rescuing swimmers in heavy surf on beaches up and down the country.

The 60c stamp shows a surf lifeguard on duty with a rescue tube.
  
An Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) is shown on the $1.20 stamp. IRBs were introduced to New Zealand beaches in the late 1970s and quickly proved that they were able to perform quicker and safer rescues than the traditional reel, line and belt rescue method.

The $1.90 stamp features ski paddlers in the Surf Life Saving championships. 

A women’s surf boat crew is the focus of the $2.40 stamp. The first wooden surf boats were bought to New Zealand from Australian surf clubs in the 1920s and 1930s. Today surf boats have become fibre glass dream machines. They provide thrills and excitement on the beach when the boats take to the waves at surf carnivals.

The $2.90 stamp features a march past team in the 1930s. The march past was the heart and soul of every surf carnival.

Looking forward to acquire this set of stamps ,if anybody has for exchange,please mail (asharprashant@gmail.com) me or leave a comment on my blog.

Source: New Zealand Post     
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